Reviews

PLAYMOBIL Animal Ark & Clothing Boutique *Holiday Gift Guide*

PLAYMOBIL Animal Ark & Clothing Boutique *Holiday Gift Guide*

| November 25, 2014 | 1 Reply

Disclosure:  I received these items for Gift Guide inclusion.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   PLAYMOBIL offers a great selection of toys for kids.  There are a wide variety of themed playsets.  I received two sets, the Animal Ark, a Wildlife set and the Clothing Boutique which is from the City Life collection. The Animal […]

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Gift Ideas from Cra-Z-Art *Holiday Gift Guide*

Gift Ideas from Cra-Z-Art *Holiday Gift Guide*

| November 22, 2014 | 3 Replies

Disclosure:  I received these items for inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.     Cra-Z-Art was founded by Lawrence Rosen in 2008.  It’s the fastest growing and most innovative manufacturer in the toy industry.  Based in Randolph, New Jersey, Cra-Z-Art produces high-quality toys and stationary products. I never […]

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SmartLab Toys Star Dome Planetarium & Room Defender *Holiday Gift Guide*

SmartLab Toys Star Dome Planetarium & Room Defender *Holiday Gift Guide*

| November 21, 2014 | 4 Replies

Disclosure:  I received these items for inclusion in the gift guide.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   SmartLabs toys allow kids to explore, create, and experiment through hands-on learning.  They make educational toys with a book component for kids ages 4-12 years old.  They believe kids learn best through hands-on exploration, so they […]

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Food

Honey Mango Chicken

Honey Mango Chicken

| November 9, 2014 | 1 Reply

  I love coming up with simple new dishes for my family.  Sometimes it’s a hit, and others, not so much.  I like to think most of the time my creations turn out absolutely delicious!  A couple nights ago, I decided to come up with a new chicken recipe.  I was in the mood for […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

| October 3, 2014 | 4 Replies

Disclosure:  I am sharing this tasty recipe courtesy of COOKINA Fall is here!  When I think of Fall, I think Pumpkins!  Last year, I came up with a recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They are delicious.  COOKINA recently provided me with their Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe to share, and since I love pumpkin desserts, I knew […]

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PB & J Banana Ice Cream

PB & J Banana Ice Cream

| September 11, 2014 | 1 Reply

    Did you know you can make a treat similar to ice cream using blended frozen bananas?  Frozen bananas, when blended, turn into a creamy, ice cream like consistency.  It’s really yummy, and much better for you compared to regular ice cream. This recipe calls for just a few ingredients.  It’s really easy to […]

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Family Life, Travel & Parties

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Halloween Time at Disneyland

| October 25, 2014 | 4 Replies

  In early September Disneyland was transformed to celebrate Halloween Time.  We arrived just in time to join in on the Halloween festivities and enjoy all the fun decorations.  Our first day at Disneyland was on Monday, September 29th.  It’s been years since I last visited Disneyland, and it was the first trip for both […]

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Makeover’s at Anna & Elsa’s Boutique

Makeover’s at Anna & Elsa’s Boutique

| October 16, 2014 | 4 Replies

  Anna & Elsa’s Boutique opened on October 6th, 2014 in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney.  I had previously booked reservations for Studio Disney 365.  After I booked, the shop went through a transformation and reopened as Anna & Elsa’s Boutique.  Little did I know, the opening date would be the date I had previously reserved!  I […]

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Nautical Themed “Welcome Baby” Party

Nautical Themed “Welcome Baby” Party

| September 30, 2014 | 5 Replies

  My newest niece was born on June 5th at just 31 weeks.  We had planned to have a Baby Shower for my sister, but baby decided to come before the Baby Shower!  She’s now 3 months old and doing well.  Since she didn’t have a Baby Shower, my sister decided to host a “Welcome Baby” […]

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DIY & Cool Crafts

Create & Print Holiday Cards at Home with the FREE HP Photo Creations Software

Create & Print Holiday Cards at Home with the FREE HP Photo Creations Software

| November 21, 2014 | Reply

 Disclosure: As part of being an HP Smart Mom I received paper & ink to create a project using the HP Photo Creations Software.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   As part of being a HP Smart Mom, I recently got the opportunity to create some Holiday Cards using the free HP Photo […]

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DIY: Easy Bead & Button Bracelets

DIY: Easy Bead & Button Bracelets

| September 4, 2014 | 1 Reply

    I’m always looking for ways to keep my 3 year old busy and entertained.  She really enjoys doing different projects, and I like coming up with things that are sure to keep her busy for a good amount of time.  I had some beads in various sizes as well as a few buttons. […]

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Disney Frozen: Make Your Own Princess Capes & Sister Bracelets

Disney Frozen: Make Your Own Princess Capes & Sister Bracelets

| March 18, 2014 | 20 Replies

    In honor of the release of Disney’s Frozen on Bluray Combo Pack, check out these fun activities inspired by the film.  Fans of the movie will enjoy making their very own Anna or Elsa cape, and sister bracelets.

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Giveaways

Encourage Good Behavior this Holiday Season with the Roaming Reindeer #RoamingReindeerBlogTour + GIVEAWAY

Encourage Good Behavior this Holiday Season with the Roaming Reindeer #RoamingReindeerBlogTour + GIVEAWAY

| November 18, 2014 | 5 Replies

Disclosure:  I received these items for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   The Roaming Reindeer is a wonderful keepsake making its debut this Holiday Season.  It’s a touching story celebrating teamwork, good manners and the christmas season.  The boxed set includes the book as well as two adorable plush reindeer. Roaming Reindeer™ is […]

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Holiday Savings & Coupons Giveaway – Amazon Gift Cards + The Pocket Sous Chef e-gift

Holiday Savings & Coupons Giveaway – Amazon Gift Cards + The Pocket Sous Chef e-gift

| November 18, 2014 | Reply

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time where we can all go shopping without guilt in the name of “holiday spirit” lol.  The number one thing about the holidays in most people’s mind is their family EVEN those family members that drive you crazy you enjoy them that much more . If your […]

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Giveaway: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 + 4 Characters

Giveaway: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 + 4 Characters

| November 18, 2014 | Reply

Hosted by: NYSavingSpecials Co-hosted by: Simply Sherryl, Jenny At Dapperhouse and Barbara’s Beat Here’s a fun giveaway everyones sure to love and enjoy! One lucky winner will win Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 and 4 characters.   Prize Value $142.95 US ONLY Nov. 18 12:01am EST to Dec. 2 11:59pm EST a […]

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Deals, Steals, Tips & More

Domino’s Blogger Day #DPZBloggerDay14

Domino’s Blogger Day #DPZBloggerDay14

| November 24, 2014 | Reply

Disclosure:  I attended Domino’s Blogger Day.  Travel expenses were paid for by Domino’s.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Back in October I was lucky enough to be a part of Domino’s Blogger Day held at the Domino’s headquarters in Ann Arbor Michigan.  I was very excited for the opportunity as I love pizza and Domino’s! […]

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15 FREE Kindle Books from Amazon!

15 FREE Kindle Books from Amazon!

| November 10, 2014 | Reply

  Amazon has some great Kindle Edition books available, and they are absolutely FREE!!  You can’t pass up on this awesome deal.  Take a look and see if anything interests you.  If you don’t see anything here, check out Amazon, There’s a great selection of FREE Kindle Edition Books there.    

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FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP on Halloween

FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP on Halloween

| October 28, 2014 | Reply

  Bring your kids to IHOP on Friday, October 31st from 7am – 10pm for a FREE Scary Face Pancake!  I wish IHOP were closer to us, my pancake loving four year old would love one of these.  If you live near an IHOP, this is definitely worth checking out.

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Recent Posts

#LeapTV “Leap Into Gaming” MommyParty

#LeapTV “Leap Into Gaming” MommyParty

| November 20, 2014 | Reply

 Disclosure: I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty.  The opinions expressed here are my own.   We held our LeapTV “Leap Into Gaming” MommyParty this past weekend.  Everyone had lots of fun!   Along with the LeapTV gaming console we also received two games, Sports and Dance & Learn.  Both games […]

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Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven *Holiday Gift Guide*

Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven *Holiday Gift Guide*

| November 19, 2014 | 6 Replies

Disclosure:  I received this item to be included in the Holiday Gift Guide.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.     The Easy Bake Oven from Hasbro has been around for many years.  I remember wanting one when I was little, but I never did get one, until now!  Hasbro sent me the special […]

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Sphero 2.0 – “The app-controlled ball that does it all” – *Holiday Gift Guide*

Sphero 2.0 – “The app-controlled ball that does it all” – *Holiday Gift Guide*

| November 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

Disclosure:  I received this item for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   Imagine a ball that could be controlled with an app on your smartphone or tablet.  Wouldn’t that be pretty cool?  Well…imagine no longer!  Sphero 2.0 is an amazingly cool app controlled robotic ball that does it all!  It rolls […]

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Don’t Forget to Take Your ELFIE Selfie This Holiday Season – Visit Santa’s HQ!

Don’t Forget to Take Your ELFIE Selfie This Holiday Season – Visit Santa’s HQ!

| November 18, 2014 | Reply

 Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.   The brilliant minds at HGTV partnered with Macerich this holiday season to bring families the newest “Santa’s HQ”, a restyled high-tech way to visit Santa’s Village. Luckily for us, ten participating Macerich mall locations across the nation will feature this newly remastered holiday experience by utilizing the latest cutting-edge […]

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